Our Level 4 Certificate in Education and Training course has been designed to prepare trainee teachers to teach in a wide range of contexts. It requires observation and assessment of practice and the range of optional units available provide opportunities to contextualise the qualification for different learning environments.
This qualification is suitable for individuals who:
• want a qualification focused on practical teaching
• are currently teaching and want to have their practice and experience accredited
• are not currently teaching but can meet the minimum teaching practice requirement of 30 hours
• are able to undertake a qualification of medium size
• have the potential to study at this level which equates to the first year of an undergraduate degree
• are willing to undertake an initial assessment of their skills in maths, English and ICT
How long will it take me to achieve this qualification?
The total qualification time (TQT) for this qualification is 360 hours and of this 140 hours are recommended as guided learning hours.
TQT is an estimate of the total number of hours it would take an average learner to achieve and demonstrate the necessary level of attainment to be awarded with a qualification, both under direct supervision (forming guided learning hours) and without supervision (all other time). TQT and GLH values are advisory and assigned to a qualification as guidance.
How is the qualification assessed?
This qualification is assessed by a portfolio of evidence which must cover all assessment criteria of the units selected. The portfolio of evidence will be assessed and internally quality assured by Green Penny.
Is the qualification nationally recognised?
Yes – it is nationally recognised and we have approval to offer this through the awarding body, Highfield Qualifications.
Where will I need to go for training?
This is an online, distance learning course, so you can work through the assignments at your own pace at a time of day (or night!) that suits you. Our experienced tutors are available by telephone or email. However, we will need to observe you whilst you are teaching on at least 3 separate occasions. If you’re already in a teaching role, this will take place in your normal place of work.
When can I start?
Our trainers regularly enrol candidates onto this course in various locations around the country. As this is a distance learning course, start dates can be agreed between you and your local trainer. Get in touch today to get started.